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Great people, great food!
Server (Current Employee), Littleton, CODecember 12, 2013
Awesome company! Great guests and coworkers! More info upon interview.
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Job Environment.
Server (Former Employee), Culver City, CADecember 11, 2013
Pros: free food. great management. no drama. great environment. friendly customers.
Cons: small restaurant. compact areas within restaurant. not many seats for customers to be seated.
Definitely enjoyed going to work daily. Had very friendly and helpful management that got along great with all workers. Easily made friends since day one of employment. Everyone associated with the company was definitely there for any questions, if any.
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Upbeat, fast-paced environment
Server, Hostess, Expo (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VADecember 5, 2013
Pros: advancement and co-workers
A typical day at work always starting with all employees doing preparation work for the shift and having breakfast together. The teamwork environment is obvious in this establishment. The one most remembered thing that I have learned for CPK is that even though this is a corporate establishment your co-workers are family and we would often do things – more... together as a family. Management was AWESOME!!! Each manager that worked there spoke to the employees with respect, honor, and dignity. All of my fellow co-workers at CPK were wonderful, we all really tired our very best to help each other out on and off of the clock. The hardest part of the job was actually went I terminated my employment due to pregnancy. This was one job that I did not want to leave. The most enjoyable part of the job was all of the perks that come from being employed there along with managers and co-workers making the job NOT feel like a job. I LOVED going into work there. – less
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Fun Place to work
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee), Cambridge, MANovember 29, 2013
Pros: half off meal
Cons: management
Unfortunately thy lack management skills. Other then that its a great place to work, positive co-workers.
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Genuine people with a lot of energy!
Shift Leader, Trainer (Former Employee), Westbury, NYNovember 26, 2013
Everyone is extremely energetic, there are many regulars that come into the restaurant, training is taken very seriously, and management is open to ideas!
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great atmousphere
Pizza Chef, Preperation, Expediter, Dishwasher (Former Employee), Sandy Springs, GANovember 20, 2013
Pros: great opportuinity to grow as a chef
Cons: management, abuses power and talks to employees any kind of way.
ive learned how to toss pizza dough, its not as easy at it looks. management was okay. but the hardest part of the job was handling all orders at a high volume. my time there was enjoyable great friends and wonderful food.
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Great Food, A fun working environment
Server, Sales (Former Employee), Plano, TXNovember 10, 2013
Pros: discounted food
A typical day at this job included a lot of multi-tasking, but in a good way. California Pizza Kitchen affords its staff a fun work environment with cool music and discounted food. As a server, my responsibilities included menu knowledge, managing a station, and reconciling checks.

I improved my sales skills with menu knowledge and product up-sells – more... to customers.

I improved my leardership by holding other staff accountable for work. – less
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Good place, management not so much
Host (Former Employee), Atlanta, GANovember 4, 2013
Pros: food
Cons: no increased in pay
Enjoyed talking and meeting new people, cool first job, good tips
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Good work experience along with great food
Kitchen Manager, Head Chef, Sous Chef, Banquet (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAOctober 21, 2013
Pros: monthly dine in card and bounus pay
Cons: no communication among managment staff
Lines checks would be done every morning cash deposits as well as prep list with Aloha product Mix Sales guide based on daily sales projections
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great place to work, great coworkers and management team.
Bartender and Server (Former Employee), Palo Alto, CAOctober 18, 2013
Cons: no paid vacations.
This was my first serving job ever! i really enjoyed the environment and the fast pace job. once i got to know the menu and how to make the drinks i really enjoyed going to work and helping the guests out when they came to dine in. Also enjoyed helping my fellow coworkers when they seemed to be overwhelmed. The most difficult part of the job was when – more... i would become overwhelmed on making drinks and helping my customers out at the same time. I loved every minute of it though especially when the guest would tell my management team how great of a job i did. – less
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Fast paced and upper class customers.
Server (Current Employee), Glendale, WIOctober 18, 2013
Pros: tons of hours, and we always have fun contests.
Cons: it's very fast paced, and can be stressful.
The staff is very friendly, and we all work very well as a team. The food is wonderful, and we are all proud to represent California Pizza Kitchen.
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Fun workplace and flexible
Server (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NVOctober 17, 2013
Pros: 50% on our lunch, flexible schedule, easy to make switch in our schedule online.
Cons: no healthcare
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) provides a really nice environment to work and the chance to make it a career. With their core values and system is really simple to provide an excellent service to our guest know you can always count on your teammates and managers.
Menu keeps on changing always looking to satisfy every person that comes in looking for – more... something in specific. I enjoy what I do and definitely my guest notice that on the way I treat them. – less
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Regional Director who developed the North East region for the company,
Regional Director (Former Employee), Massachusetts and ConnecticutOctober 8, 2013
Pros: strong benifit package and salary.
Cons: frequent over night travel.
Top performer who had rapid advance in the company. Trusted operator responsible for the positive growth in the North East. North East grew from one store at the start of my career to 8 locations. Had a region comprised of 8 locations with 500 reports and sales of 26 million. Developed a strong management bench that was utilized through out the company,
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Hardworking restaurant dedicated to the needs of the customer
Server (Former Employee), Boca Raton, FLOctober 2, 2013
Pros: great management & co-workers
California Pizza Kitchen is a great place to work. Days at work were great due to the positive attitudes of the managers and co-workers. The days went by smoothly due to the fact that we all worked as a team to ensure the success of the other. The most enjoyable part of my job was making sure that my customer was happy. My hard work was reflected to – more... me when the customers came back and asked for me to be their server once again! – less
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awesome place to work
server (Current Employee), Riverside, CASeptember 24, 2013
Pros: good food
Cons: not that many hours
it is a family like atmosphere at this restaurant, management actually cares, and the customers are great.
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Fast Past Work Place
Service Trainer (Former Employee), Pembroke Pines, FlSeptember 23, 2013
Pros: great envirournment
Cons: money can be up and down depends on seasons.
Open the restaurant, check the kitchen and dining area to cleanliness. Make sure all security checks have been plus food quality test everyday 3 times a shift. Set employess up for a day for success.
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Fun workplace, but not fulfilling
Server (Current Employee), Tucson, AZSeptember 21, 2013
Pros: free food, fun staff, great work life balance
Cons: no money, not consistent
I have learned a lot working in hospitality such as great customer service, but the restaurant industry is not fulfilling. California Pizza Kitchen is a fun place to work, but it is not consistent from day to day. I need consistency in my life and that is why I am looking for something new and exciting!
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Fun Atmosphere
Dining Room Shift Leader (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALSeptember 13, 2013
Working at CPK was great. I enjoyed all my coworkers and management team. At CPK I got the opportunity to become a Shift Leader. The job was challenging but rewarding.
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Postive work enviroment
Bartender/Sever (Current Employee), Pleasanton, CASeptember 11, 2013
Our motto is one team, one dream, which helps our staff to come together every shift and work as one to better our restaurant.
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Nice place to gain experience
Server (Former Employee), Tucson, AZSeptember 10, 2013
Pros: 50% off food, good music, and a calm environment
Cons: very long shifts, uniform always changing, and no breaks
Honestly, at the end of the day I have to say it was a great experience because I came out with a lot of new knowledge that I can use at any job or in my day to day life. I got to really see what will result from giving something everything you've got and enjoyed putting a smile on peoples faces and hearing that they wanted to come back because of me. – more... My workplace consisted of four managers and that was difficult just because of their lack of communication with each other and myself. Normally, it would get busy when only one other server and myself were there and it would be that way for almost two hours before someone came in so I definitely learned how to handle stress there and my co-workers were pretty nice so that helped. – less

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